Public Notice: District 18 - Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC) Project Ranking Meeting

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District 18 - Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC) Project Ranking Meeting

Buckeye Hills serves as liaison to District 18 of the Ohio Public Works Commission and the Clean Ohio program. The Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program helps to fund preservation of open spaces, sensitive ecological areas, and stream corridors.

The Round 14 project ranking meeting of the Natural Resources Assistance Council, overseeing the application review process for the Clean Ohio program will be held at Buckeye Hills Regional Council, 1400 Pike Street, Marietta on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 10 a.m..

The Clean Ohio program is dedicated to environmental conservation including acquisition of green space, the protection of rivers and stream corridors, and the enhancement of rivers and stream corridors.

Eligible projects for the Clean Ohio program include habitat protection for rare, threatened, or endangered species, preservation of high-quality wetlands and other scare natural resources, preservation of streamside forests, natural stream channels, functioning floodplains, and other natural features of Ohio’s waterways, comprehensive open space planning, securing easements to protect stream corridors, enhancement of ecotourism and economic development related to outdoor recreation in economically-challenged areas, pedestrian or bicycle passageways between natural areas and preserves, reduction or elimination of nonnative, invasive plant and animal species, and providing safe areas for fishing, hunting, and trapping in a manner that provides a balanced ecosystem.

The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to rate and rank the Round 14 applications that were received.

Questions regarding this meeting should be directed to Michelle Hyer at at Buckeye Hills Regional Council or call 740.376.1025.

To learn more about Buckeye Hills Regional Council, visit, call 740-374-9436 or 1-800-331-2644 (toll free), or email